A Component Theory for Attitude Objects

  • Paul Dohmen
  • Jörg Doll
  • Hubert Feger
Part of the Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)


The component theory for attitude objects (Feger, 1979) attempts to provide a framework for the integration of major fields of attitude research: attitude formation and acquisition, measurement of the evaluative orientation toward objects, deriving the cognitive structure of a set of attitude objects, predicting attitude change, and contributing to research on the relationships between attitude and behavior. First, the basic concepts and some fundamental assumptions of the theory are introduced, then several studies for testing the theory are reported. The final sections are concerned with the prediction of behavior and formal models.


Ideal Object Attitude Object Attitude Structure Similarity Judgment Global Preference 
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  • Paul Dohmen
  • Jörg Doll
  • Hubert Feger

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